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You only need these things to open an Individual TreasuryDirect account:

Sample check with routing number in the lower left corner of the check followed by the account number.
  1. A Taxpayer Identification Number
    (Social Security Number for an individual)

  2. A United States Address of Record

  3. A Checking or Savings Account
    You'll need to know your account and routing numbers.

  4. An E-mail Address

  5. A Web Browser That Supports 128-Bit Encryption
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